Jrue Holiday should have a big night for the Bucks. Photo from @StephBeenFound (Twitter)
- The Milwaukee Bucks are in Denver, Colorado to battle the Nuggets on Monday, Feb 8th
- Jamal Murray is listed as questionable for this game after missing Saturday’s game with a knee injury
- See the player props available below
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will be in Denver on Monday night taking on Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.
The Nuggets are coming off of a tough 119-114 loss to on Saturday while the Bucks are a perfect 4-0 in February after slaughtering the Cavaliers 124-99 in their game on Saturday.
The clubs have split the last four meetings with the Nuggets claiming the last matchup 109-95 last March. In this matchup, the Bucks are four point favorites in this matchup and there are plenty of player props to consider.
Since Jamal Murray’s status is still unknown, we will focus on the Bucks’ side of the action in terms of prop bets.
Bucks vs Nuggets Player Props and Odds
|Player||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)||28.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110)||11.5 ( Ov -115 / Un -105)||6.5 ( Ov +116 / Un -142)||1.5 ( Ov +150 / Un -194)|
|Khris Middleton (Bucks)||19.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -114)||5.5 ( Ov +100 / Un -122)||5.5 ( Ov -105 / Un -115)||2.5 ( Ov +122 / Un -156)|
|Jrue Holiday (Bucks)||16.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116)||4.5 ( Ov +118 / Un -144)||5.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -114)||1.5 ( Ov -156 / Un +124)|
|Brook Lopez (Bucks)||11.5 ( Ov -108 / Un -114)||4.5 ( Ov -105 / Un -115)||NA||1.5 ( Ov -142 / Un +112)|
|Bobby Portis (Bucks)||10.5 ( Ov -126 / Un +102)||6.5 ( Ov -128 / Un +104)||NA||1.5 ( Ov +152 / Un -196)|
|Donte DiVincenzo (Bucks)||9.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -102)||4.5 ( Ov +112 / Un -140)||2.5 ( Ov -108 / Un -112)||1.5 ( Ov -125 / Un -102)|
Odds taken Feb. 8th from FanDuel
Jrue Holiday Is Still a Beast
Jrue Holiday may be one of the more underrated players in the NBA today. He is no longer in his 20s and he is the third option on a team with a superstar in Antetokounmpo, but he can still get it done in more ways than one. He is not a one-dimensional scorer and it has paid dividends so far this season.
Jrue Holiday’s self-creation has been so important for the Bucks this season, such an improvement over Eric Bledsoe because he has way more scoring diversity pic.twitter.com/j1Qo4evYoC
— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) February 1, 2021
One thing that sticks out about tonight’s game is the fact that only four teams in the NBA attempt more three-pointers on a per game basis than the Bucks. That is important because the Nuggets are bottom half of the league in opponent field goal percentage. So far this year, opponents are connecting at a 37.5% clip which is 18th in the association.
Holiday is shooting right at his career-highs in three-point attempts and three-point percentage this season. They are a big reason why he is only averaging three less points this season than last even though he is taking three less shots per game on average. In a game like tonight, he could take and make a few more attempts from three land which will elevate his points for the night.
One problem with taking Milwaukee players’ props is the risk of a blowout but that may not happen tonight. The Bucks are four point favorites tonight but they are in Denver. The Nuggets have not been blown out all season at home. If this game stays close enough for starters to play all of their minutes, then Holiday should go over his points plus assists total.
The Pick: Jrue Holiday Over 21.5 Points + Assists (-125)
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Don’t Forget Jrue Can Dish
The last time Jrue Holiday failed to average at least five assists was in the 2011-2012 season. He has always been a willing passer in his career and he has had at least five assists in nine of his last ten games. Even in games where he doesn’t play more than 25 minutes, he still finds his way to at least five assists.
Jrue Holiday with a BIG night.
17 Points/ 7 Assists.
(📽 via @Bucks) pic.twitter.com/HeawojqQhp
— bucks.stan (@GreakoF) February 6, 2021
Only three teams in the NBA allow more assists per field goals made than the Nuggets. Milwaukee is in the middle of the pack when it comes to this metric as 60% of their field goals are assisted but could be in for a few more tonight. There is always a chance for more assists when a team struggles to cover the three-point line like the Nuggets. If Denver struggles in that area tonight, Holiday could be the beneficiary which will make him fly over his assist total.
The Pick: Jrue Holiday Over 4.5 Assists (+118)
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